Saudi Warplanes Attack Wedding Party in NW Yemen, Killing Dozens

What Next for Yemen's Tragic War?

Meanwhile, Houthi militias have confirmed the killing of the head of their political council Saleh Ali al-Sammad in a coalition raid in south of al-Hudaydah province.

Saleh al-Samad, head of the rebel administration in the country's north, was "martyred" in east Yemen's Hodeida province on Thursday, according to a statement on the Houthi-run Saba news agency.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.

Al-Masirah reported that the Houthis had appointed Mahdi al-Mashat, previously director of Abdel Malek al-Houthi's office, to replace Samad.

The announcement was made on Al-Masirah TV and the Yemen News Agency a day after airstrikes struck a wedding party in northwestern Yemen, killing almost three dozen people and wounding several more.

Saudi Arabia and an alliance of Muslim states intervened in Yemen's civil war to try and push back the Houthis after they drove the internationally-recognised government into exile in Riyadh.

The United Nations says 10,000 people have died in the three-year-old war, and three out of four Yemenis - 22 million civilians - need relief aid.

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Monday, dozens were killed and wounded in an air raid on a wedding party in Yemen, local officials said, with Houthi rebels again blaming the Arab-led military coalition.

US defense officials have said American support for the coalition reduces civilian casualties by making airstrikes more precise than they otherwise would be.

This is the latest in a series of Saudi airstrikes that have killed thousands of civilians over three years of war in Yemen.

Saudi coalition airstrikes are responsive for roughly 60 percent of civilian deaths in the conflict, a report by the United Nations human rights agency found past year.

Guterres reminded all parties of their obligations under worldwide humanitarian law concerning the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure during armed conflicts, said the statement. Airstrikes have hit weddings, busy markets, hospitals, and schools.

Several Western countries, the USA and the United Kingdom in particular, are accused of being complicit in the aggression as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment.

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